Coastal Maine Botanical Garden Sep. 21, 2021

On our way to the garden this is some of the scenery:

Along the Maine coast a third of the way to Canada is this huge and beautiful botanical garden.

This garden is set on 323 acres and was opened in 2007. There are 12 full time horticulturists (gardeners) with 20-25 garden volunteers.

Beautiful flowers everywhere even though it is now fall:

Dahlia garden:

Main lawn area:

Water features:

Children’s play area:

Trail to ocean:

Meditation garden:

Interesting plants:

Baneberry (Actaea japonica)

Chocolate Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’)

Five Finger Fern (Adiantum pedatum)

Sourwood (Oxydendron arboreum)

Sassafras Tree (Sassafras albidum)

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Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’)

Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)

Fancy-leaved Caladium (Caladium bicolor)

Spider Flower (Cleome hasslerana)

Doublefile Viburnum (Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Shasta’)

CITY OF PORTLAND, MAINE

Some views of Portland, ME as we drive around:

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception completed in 1869

Tomorrow – Salem, MA

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